/ Kioti cx2510 vs tym264 vs Branson 2610 h #31
- Jan 12, 2022
- Ocala, Florida
- Branson 2515R
Grass most the time 95%, some saplings less than 3/4". Grass would be less than 12" worst case scenario. during growing season I tried to mow once a week providing weather allows me. With my 21 hp Zero turn mower it takes me 3 to 5 hours (If grass is tall goes real slow) Takes 3 to 5 gallows of fuel real old mover on it's last leg. Hopefully 3 hour or less would be my goal.I want to use a flail mover. Will <25 horsepower be enough?
Will you flail only grass? How high will the grass be?
How much time do you wish to devote to mowing during HOT weather?
LINK: Mowing Calcuator | How many acres can I mow in an hour
After 11,500 posts on T-B-N I find it baffling how few new members specify their location.
I find it difficult, sometimes impossible, to post solid information without knowing where the OP will operate the tractor.
Here are my reasons for wanting OP location.
ALTIITUDE - Tractors lose 3% of engine power output for every 1,000' altitude increase, over 1,500' Sometimes twenty posts will be made advising on tractor horsepower, then we find OP is a 6,500 feet altitude and is considering a low power, naturally aspirated tractor.
WEATHER - ESPECIALLY SNOW - Blowing snow and mowing are the two tasks that require considerable engine power. If we know an OP is in Buffalo, NY rather than Key West, FL snow needs are apparent.
WEATHER - Large swathes of the country have a continental climate, four seasons, with great temperature variations between winters and summers.
Areas near the coast have varying maritime climates.
PRICING - Tractor and implement pricing and dealer service pricing varies a great deal. Lowest prices are usually in the south. Prices along the west coast and in the northeast are usually highest.
Some states exempt agriculture and forestry equipment from state sales taxes. Florida is one example of liberal ag sales tax exemptions.
IMPLEMENTS - Availability of implements brands are regional, not national. ie: CountyLine, Rural King, etc.
SOIL AND GROWING SEASON - Whether game food plots or market crops, soil and length of growing season(s) in important. Soil type influences tire selection.
USED TRACTORS - When the OP posts a location, OP is often referred to good used tractors nearby or provided local tractor listings from Craig's List, eBay, TractorHouse, Machinery Peter or other sites.
Everyone on T-B-N has a screen name, as anonymous as they like. Any other profile information is contributed voluntarily, such as age and tractor brand/model. Relative to the massive data heists reported so often, with names, address, Social Security and credit card numbers stolen, this site is nearly anonymous.